Coronavirus (COVID-19) Announcements & Resources
ORLA continues to work on behalf of Oregon's hospitality industry to provide advocacy, information and resources to help mitigate the negative impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19). With the fluid nature of this situation, ORLA intends to keep hospitality industry members informed by updating this resource page, emailing alerts, videos, and the CEO Message. To receive push notifications with updates including actions you can take to assist us in representing your interests, text “ORLA” to 52886.
Sept. 10, 2020 - ORLA is hosting Elected Leader Listening Sessions for members to talk with lawmakers to help them better understand the challenges facing Oregon’s vast collection of restaurant and lodging operations during COVID-19. ORLA is inviting elected leaders to join us for these conversations in a virtual setting. We hope to maintain a level of frequency which provides ongoing direct access to elected leaders in positions of authority. Our collective voice will prove important in doing whatever we can to keep Oregon’s hospitality industry on the radar with the time and attention it deserves in public forums.
July 3, 2020 - ORLA is advising all industry members to follow all guidelines announced by the Oregon Health Authority and the Governor’s Office. We know restaurants across this state will do whatever they can to make sure customers and employees are complying with face covering regulations.
June 1, 2020 - ORLA President & CEO Jason Brandt provided testimony to the Senate Interim Committee on Labor and Business. ORLA has been working in partnership with Oregon Business and Industry to educate policymakers on continued challenges for the hospitality industry and where more flexibility and education is needed to assist businesses moving forward. Download the presentation, Hospitality in Oregon: A Deeper Look at Restaurants and Lodging.
April 28, 2020 - The Governor’s Medical Advisory Panel and the Oregon Health Authority requested feedback from ORLA on draft Phase One Reopening Guidance for the restaurant/bars/breweries sector; read draft guidance here. ORLA responded to the draft guidance with industry expertise; read ORLA's response here.
March 18, 2020 - ORLA President & CEO Jason Brandt and Director of Government Affairs Greg Astley presented testimony during the Joint Special Committee on Coronavirus Response on our work to protect, improve and promote Oregon's hospitality industry. See the COVID-19 Economic Impact on Oregon Hospitality Industry presentation (updated 3.19.20).
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